Texas Rangers Top 30 Prospect Wraps: Brock Porter
No 6: P Brock Porter
2022 statistics: Porter did not play in the Rangers’ minor league system in 2022.
Seasonal Transactions: The Rangers selected Porter in the fourth round of the 2022 MLB Draft during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
Season Summary: Basically, the Rangers gave Porter some time off after taking him in the fourth round since he didn’t break into the minor league system. He also was not named to the Rangers’ fall instructional league roster.
Route through the organization: Many, including MLB.com, believed the Rangers selected the best high school pitcher in the 2022 Draft when they selected Porter from St. Mary’s Prep (Orchard Lake, MI) in the fourth round. It was somewhat of a surprise that the Rangers got him, considering the Rangers had no second- or third-round picks, meaning Porter fell to No. 109. The other consideration was that Porter was already committed with Clemson to play baseball. The Rangers made it a priority to get Porter in the system, paying him a record fourth-round bonus of $3.7 million. He is a two-time Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and the 2022 National Gatorade Player of the Year (he was 9-0 with a 0.41 ERA, 115 strikeouts in 58 innings and three no-hitters in 2022).
What follows: Porter will likely receive an invite to Major League Spring Training, just to get some time with the MLB coaching staff and new manager Bruce Bochy. MLB.com projects Porter as a 2025 call-up, so he’ll likely start his first pro season with either Low Class-A Down East or High Class-A Hickory, depending on how things pan out in the spring.
2022 Texas Rangers Top 30 Prospect Wraps:
number 30: Josh Stephan | number 29: Mason Englert | number 28: Mark’s Church | number 27: Danier Cova | number 26: Alexandre Osuna | number 25: Pocket Kent | number 24: Dane Acker | number 23: Avery Weems | number 22: Emiliano Teodo | number 21: Jonathan Ornelas | number 20: Gleider Figuereo | number 19: Thomas Saggese | number 18: Max Acosta | number 17: Mitch Bratt | number 16: Ricky Vanasco | number 15: Yeison Morrobel | number 14: Tekoah Roby | number 13: Antoine Kelly | number 12: Anthony Gutierrez | number 11: Aaron Zavala | number 10 Cole Winn | number 9: Dustin Harris | number 8: Kumar Rocker | number 7: Luisangel Acuna
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